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They’re All Dead White Men, Anyways

Earlier today, the Columbia College Fund sent out an email to young alumni, hat in hand. Opening with a stirring description about we lucky students who are “experiencing life at Columbia College,” the email made a huge mistake. In a zealous sentence devoted to the Core, the Alumni Center gushed about “comparing the Republic to the Leviathan in Lit Hum.” Oops.


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  • love the title says:

    @love the title they really are all dead white men tho.

    1. PLATO LIVES says:

      @PLATO LIVES he never got shot

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous you read them in CC, so it’s…

    a) unlikely you’ll compare them in lit hum
    b) unlikely you’ll compare them freshman year
    c) oh, and let’s be real, unlikely you’ll compare them directly ever

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous so what’s the problem hear??? those were two of my favorite books freshman year

    1. Uhh says:

      @Uhh you read them in CC, so it’s…

      a) unlikely you’ll compare them in lit hum
      b) unlikely you’ll compare them freshman year
      c) oh, and let’s be real, unlikely you’ll compare them directly ever

  • GSAS student says:

    @GSAS student I haven’t read The Republic or The Leviathan. What’s wrong with comparing them?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous The Annual Hobo Heater Night on Low Steps, when people get tired of waiting for Housing to turn on the dorm heating sometime in February.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous That’s what happens when you are zealous about anything. That’s what the Core should really teach you.

  • but says:

    @but what a great picture on the top of the email

  • um says:

    @um that is not true. some of us read both of those (and all of) the books and did care about them.

    1. hm says:

      @hm then i wish some of you elusive folk had been in my lit hum class

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Actually, I ended up reading many core books after the classes. So yeah. I read them. Eventually.

        In addition, just because unread them didn’t mean I was functional enough at 9 am to discuss, especially after sprinting up to the 7th floor of Hamilton by stairs. Oooof.

        1. i hate getting to class all out of breath says:

          @i hate getting to class all out of breath down with the hamilton stairs! and especially down with that elevator!

          you want us to learn, we want to breathe some oxygen.

  • that's ok says:

    @that's ok if alumni are anything like most current students, it’s not like they read either of those books, or cared at all about their core classes, anyway.

    1. fuck the core says:

      @fuck the core down with required classes!

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